Globe and Mail – Canada

Earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Aceh province; at least 25 dead

Indonesia’s Climate, Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the quake has no potential to trigger a tsunami

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 3:25 am

On April 9, 500 migrants drowned off the Egyptian coast. No one investigated

In the seven months since the mass drowning, no official body has held anyone to account for the deaths or even opened an inquiry into the shipwreck

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 7:11 pm

NATO, EU make show of unity amid uncertainty posed by Trump

NATO foreign ministers endorse more than 40 proposals for boosting co-operation

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 5:42 pm

Bernard Cazeneuve is new French PM as Manuel Valls steps down

Valls has announced his candidacy for the French presidency

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 5:29 pm

Syrian troops enter Aleppo’s Old City, poised for war’s biggest victory

The rebels have lost around two thirds of their territory in the city over the past two weeks

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 5:16 pm

Bowing to public pressure, Merkel calls for partial burka ban in Germany

Merkel, who ran unopposed, won 89.5 per cent of delegates’ votes

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 3:45 pm

No apologies: Abe visits Pearl Harbor to show strength of U.S.-Japan ties, not regret

Japanese PM’s visit aims to send message to China, North Korea and Russia that US.-Japan alliance is unshakeable

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 1:45 pm

News 24 – South Africa | Devastating earthquake strikes Indonesia’s Aceh, death toll rising

A strong undersea earthquake has rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province, killing at least 54 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 7:05 am | Lone ship left searching for MH370 after Chinese vessel pulls out

Officials have said the seabed search for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370 has been left to a single ship, with a Chinese vessel pulling out and heading home to Shanghai.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 6:22 am | Putin’s Russia seeks to project power with modern military

President Vladimir Putin can project Russian military power on a scale unseen since Soviet times.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 4:20 am | 5 teens in Sweden charged with raping fellow Afghan boy

Swedish authorities have charged five teenagers from Afghanistan with raping another Afghan boy in an alleged assault that prosecutors say lasted for at least an hour.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 4:20 am | Israel legislators advance ‘land grab’ bill

Israel’s parliament has given initial approval to a controversial bill that would legalise unauthorised Israeli settlement outposts built on Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 8:19 pm | UN representative presses China on missing rights activist

A UN representative has pressed China to investigate the fate of prominent human rights campaigner Jiang Tianyong, who has disappeared.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 8:19 pm | Israel artist displays golden statue of Netanyahu in protest

Tel Aviv residents have woken up to unusual site: A golden statue of their prime minister displayed in front of City Hall.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Deutsche Welle – Germany

Yemeni passenger ship with 64 passengers on board sinks

The fate of the passengers and cause of the accident is unclear. Yemen’s government has requested rescue help from the Saudi-led coalition.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:02 am

Syrian army on verge of major victory in Aleppo

Troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad are about to score one of their biggest victories in the country’s war. Rebels have been forced to flee from their last strongholds in the battleground city of Aleppo.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 6:25 am

Japanese tech billionaire Masayoshi Son meets Trump, pledges $50 billion for US

Japanese mogul Masayoshi Son has appeared with President-elect Donald Trump to announce a $50 billion investment in the US. The money is projected to come from Softbank’s previously announced Vision fund.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 4:47 am

Bolivia detains airline executive over Colombia football crash

Prosecutors have suggested the investigation against employees at LaMia airline may lead to a "manslaughter case." Another suspect in the investigation has fled to Brazil and applied for asylum, local media reported.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 4:37 am

Venezuela’s opposition walks away from Vatican-backed talks

An opposition leader has blamed the government for not releasing political prisoners and allowing a referendum on the presidency. But the ruling Socialists have also expressed concern that the talks are going no where.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 3:54 am

US President Obama makes final national security speech at MacDill Air Force Base

US President Barack Obama has made his final speech on national security. Addressing hundreds of troops at an air force base in Florida, the president said fighting terror should not come at the expense of civil rights.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 2:49 am

Trump lashes out at Boeing over future of Air Force One

The US President-elect has claimed that the cost of a new aircraft to transport the president is "out of control." But Boeing said their contract with the government falls significantly short of Trump’s estimates.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 2:43 am

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